Bee in-breeding a problem

Dunedin-based AbacusBio consultancy PhD research student Gertje Petersen.

Bee in-breeding from disease has spurred research into increasing the gene pool.

Meat earnings potential missed

Will Wilson says realities have to be faced.

Red meat and fibre farmers told it's time they woke up to their potential and stopped blaming others.

Stressful bull sale ends in bliss

Shrimpton's Hill owners Liz and John McKerchar flank PGG Wrightson  livestock genetics rep Callum Dunnett.

 Nervous jitters were forgotten by the McKerchar family at the end of their bull sale.

Shearing sports season begins

A wool handler competes in a quarter final heat at the National Merino Championship in Alexandra.

The shearing sports season starts in Central Otago.

Pea weevil on the move?

peas

Canterbury grower thinks he may have seen a pea weevil - a threat to the $160m industry - but the evidence has been buried.

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opinion

TPP will help NZ trade

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at the APEC Food Security meeting in Piura, Peru.

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy talks trade.

No merger a great mystery

The last nail on the coffin of the SFF-Alliance merger was delivered with approval of a Chinese deal.

It's still too soon to loosen the purse strings

Farmers on Fonterra's board

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Chinese invest in Canty formula plant

Westland Milk Products' Rolleston site. Land from the site will be transferred to Pure Nutrition for a new blending and ...

The West Coast's dairy co-op has partnered with Chinese investors to build an infant formula plant.

The good side of dairying

Dairy farmer John Gregan likes the Ballance Farm Environment Awards because it shows the positives of a beleaguered dairy industry.

Shrimpton's Hill owners Liz and John McKerchar flank PGG Wrightson  livestock genetics rep Callum Dunnett.

Stressful bull sale ends in bliss

 Nervous jitters were forgotten by the McKerchar family at the end of their bull sale.

advice

Chinese invest in Canty formula plant

Westland Milk Products' Rolleston site. Land from the site will be transferred to Pure Nutrition for a new blending and ...

The West Coast's dairy co-op has partnered with Chinese investors to build an infant formula plant.

Switching to organic farming methods requires commitment

Converting to organic practices requires a considerable commitment from farmers.

Grasslands get-together for farmers

There will be everything from horticulture to high country merino at the 78th New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA) annual conference in Timaru in early November.

aquaculture

Government pledges support for NZ aquaculture industry video

Prime Minister John Key at the Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference in Nelson.

PM offers red tape clipping for New Zealand's aquaculture industry.

'Mum and dad' investors hooked

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

Hendri with his son Joshua​, 6, from Indonesia, enjoying crayfish at Waipapa Bay retail shop.

Halting black market cray trade

Changes to crayfishing at the top of the South Island are aimed at stopping recreational "rat bags" from ruining it for all.

beef

Stressful bull sale ends in bliss

Shrimpton's Hill owners Liz and John McKerchar flank PGG Wrightson  livestock genetics rep Callum Dunnett.

 Nervous jitters were forgotten by the McKerchar family at the end of their bull sale.

Learn to fight rural crime

A national roadshow aiming at preventing rural crime stems from a Taranaki initiative.

Will Wilson says realities have to be faced.

Meat earnings potential missed

Red meat and fibre farmers told it's time they woke up to their potential and stopped blaming others.

Sheep

Shearing sports season begins

A wool handler competes in a quarter final heat at the National Merino Championship in Alexandra.

The shearing sports season starts in Central Otago.

Merino deal brings rival partner

The Alliance Group steps in after Silver Fern Farms rival exits a merino meat joint venture.

Will Wilson says realities have to be faced.

Meat earnings potential missed

Red meat and fibre farmers told it's time they woke up to their potential and stopped blaming others.

cropping

Grasslands get-together for farmers

There will be everything from horticulture to high country merino at the 78th New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA) annual conference in Timaru in early November.

Pea weevil on the move?

Canterbury grower thinks he may have seen a pea weevil - a threat to the $160m industry - but the evidence has been buried.

Derrek Moot says drought over the last few years has highlighted the need to build resilience into dryland farming ...

Scientist champions drought-tolerant pastures

Clover seed in soils is in short supply, says an expert.

agribusiness

Chinese invest in Canty formula plant

Westland Milk Products' Rolleston site. Land from the site will be transferred to Pure Nutrition for a new blending and ...

The West Coast's dairy co-op has partnered with Chinese investors to build an infant formula plant.

Bee in-breeding a problem

Bee in-breeding from disease has spurred research into increasing the gene pool.

New research will help growers predict their yields more accurately, which will help companies balance their grape ...

'Game changer' for yields

The Government has committed $6 million for research to help grape growers accurately predict yields.

Discovery

'Palmy' gets under the skin

They've lived in England, the Netherlands and Australia, but the Golding family – Matt, Sarah and their daughters Laura ...

Matt Golding travelled the world exploring the "endless possibilities of science", and has settled in the Manawatu.

On the track of great farm tools

An engineer who tests new labour-saving farm technology and lays down protocols for its use.

Kevin Macdonald and Kristina Mandok recording height, length, heart girth circumference and weight of calves as part of ...

Research worth $10m to dairy 

A scientist who is studying why some dairy cattle eat less feed than others while maintaining good growth and milk production.

rural women

Willis St office floor for sale

Level 8 of Crowe Horwath House on Willis St, is for sale by private treaty, with a possible lease arrangement with the ...

Prime office space in Wellington CBD is up for sale.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Jeanine Wardman farmer florist

Farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman must have one of the best offices in Marlborough.

Video

EV fund should go supernova

OPINION: The Government's fund to help boost electric vehicle up-take is open for business.

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